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Environmental Protection Agency News

03 July 2020

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  • Illinois EPA to Offer Expanded Hours at Centralized Vehicle Emissions Testing Sites
    SPRINGFIELD - Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim today announced the Agency will offer extended hours at all 12 centralized vehicle emissions testing locations. Illinois Air Team locations resumed operations on June 1, 2020 with regular business hours. Those hours will be extended July 6 through August 31 to offer added convenience to motorists. The Agency is also reminding motorists to test according to the phased-in testing schedule (included below) to reduce lines and wait times.
    CHICAGO, IL - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert for the Chicago Metropolitan area for Thursday, July 2 and is expecting multiple subsequent alerts due to an extended period of upcoming hot and dry weather conditions, which are conducive to ozone formation.
  • Illinois Officials Confirm Algal Bloom on Portions of the Illinois River
    SPRINGFIELD - Following sampling on the Illinois River, Illinois officials have confirmed the presence of the algal toxin, microcystin, above the 8 parts per billion (ppb) health advisory established by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.